I host Montana's leading statewide radio talk show "Montana Talks." I first got my start in Montana politics and broadcasting while working in the US Senate as a student at Howard University over 20 years ago. Shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks, I moved back to Montana and joined the military- eventually serving on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. I continue to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve. My first job in the news business was stuffing newspapers for my grandparents at the Glasgow Courier as a little kid. From a stint in TV at Q2 News, to working in politics, and hosting a statewide radio talk show for over a decade- it’s an honor to make sure Montanans have an opportunity to be heard. Previous political stints include serving as a legislative aide to Senator Conrad Burns, communications director for now-governor Greg Gianforte’s 2016 campaign, and as state director for Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Flathead Cherry Juice Wins Big Award
When I first tried Tabletree Cherry Juice, it definitely brought back some memories. It also tasted pretty dang good in some Bighorn Bourbon from Willie's Distillery, or even on it's own for a fresh glass of juice first thing in the morning.
One Year Ago: Montana Legend “Piano Pat” of the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge Passes Away
Piano Pat. The woman who would make you sing and make you smile anytime you dropped into the Sip 'n Dip Lounge in Great Falls. "A true Montana legend" has passed away.
Wow- The Price of Rental Cars in Billings and Bozeman Right Now
The LA Times on Monday morning reports that you will be able to fly from Burbank, CA to Bozeman, MT for $38 round trip. The rental car? That will cost you over $2,000 for the week. What about Billings? Wait for it...
Girls Wrestling State Tournament a Huge Success in Montana
Dana had a front row seat for the first-ever girls state wrestling tournament here in Montana, and he says it was incredible all around- Lockwood did a great job hosting, the young women turned out and did a great job wrestling, and the families and friends showed great support.
Montana Bankers Warn of Shocking Number of Potential Bankruptcies
Billings business owners aren't the only ones worried about the impacts that COVID-19 are having on the economy here in Montana. The Montana Bankers Association surveyed their members and found that bankers in Montana are worried that 20% of Montana businesses could end up filing for bankruptcy.
Montana Sees Nearly 4% Decrease in K-8 Public School Enrollment
Enrollment in Montana's K-8 public schools is down nearly 4% this Fall, according to numbers released by the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction. Homeschool numbers, meanwhile, are up by almost 63%.
Heart-Shaped Cattle Brand Sells for $36K in Joliet, Montana
That historic heart-shaped cattle brand that we told you about back on November 5th sold over the weekend for $36,000 in Joliet, Montana. Absarokee auctioneer Rick Young tells us it was an awesome auction.
Update: Rocker Ted Nugent Joining Don Jr. in Kalispell
Donald Trump, Jr. will be back in Montana on the weekend before election day. The president's son will rally the party faithful in the conservative stronghold of Flathead County on Saturday, according to the Flathead County Republicans.
Evacuation Lifted for Some Residents Near Bozeman
Evacuation orders for *some* residents impacted by the Bridger Foothills Fire near Bozeman have now been lifted, according to an announcement shared by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) on Monday night.
FWP Hearing Petitions on Madison River Recreation
After postponing discussions on efforts to ease crowding on the Madison River, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is now announcing an August 13th meeting.
Billings Schools Now Planning Large Graduation Ceremonies
They'll get to see their kids walk across that stage and be handed their diplomas. Parents in Billings, Montana are celebrating the news that graduation ceremonies will now move forward at the Metra arena in Billings. This, as parents elsewhere across the state are wondering why they can't do the same for their 2020 high school seniors.
Campgrounds in Montana Re-Open on May 1st
The good news is that "overnight camping opportunities will resume at most FWP fishing access sites and state parks on May 1."